2005 was heralded as a historic year for international development and an unrivalled opportunity for the UK government to provide leadership at the G8 summit at Gleneagles, through the UK Presidency of the EU, at the MDGs Summit in New York and at the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial.
What was achieved? How can the momentum be sustained and what are the major issues and challenges that lie ahead? This ODI and APGOOD series seeks to answer such questions.
Introducing the final three meetings of this series, Simon Maxwell, Director of ODI said:
'I’m delighted to announce a series of three public meetings, with speeches by Gareth Thomas, Andrew Mitchell and Lynne Featherstone. These meetings will bring to a close our series with APGOOD on ‘What’s Next in International Development?’
'With a change in Prime Minister imminent, they could not be timed better to reflect on the lessons of the past ten years and the challenges for the future. I’m especially pleased that all three major parties have agreed to contribute at such a senior level.'
'Our ‘What’s Next?’ series has been running intermittently since the beginning of last year. Our themes have ranged over the economics and politics of globalisation, the link between development and foreign policy, the future of the UN and the EU, and the changing landscape of aid. Speakers so far have included: Hilary Benn, Kemal Dervis, Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Don McKinnon, among others.
'With the mid-point of the MDGs this year, and with the G8 imminent, the time is right to think strategically about the future of international development. I very much hope you will come to hear our distinguished speakers and join in our conversation.'
This event is part of a series where key people in political world investigate how the momentum gained in 2005 for international development can be sustained. In this event, Lynne Featherstone MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on International Development,...
This event is part of a series where key people in political world investigate how the momentum gained in 2005 for international development can be sustained. In this event, Andrew Mitchell MP, Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for International...
This event is part of a series where key people in political world investigate how the momentum gained in 2005 for international development can be sustained. In this event, Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development...
The fourth meeting in the 'What Next in International Development' series saw Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP examine Europe's role in global issues.
In this meeting in the 'What's next in international development?' series, Kermal Dervis discussed the High Level Panel on UN System Wide Coherence, the UN's role in the multilateral system and about managing change.
This meeting in the 'What Next in International Development' series discussed human security and aid effectiveness.
The seventh meeting in the ODI and APGOOD series 'What Next in International Development' discussed the UN and the decision making of the High Level Panel.
In the sixth meeting in the ODI & APGGOOD 'What's Next in International Development?' Hilde F. Johnson discussed Africa, HIV/AIDS & the MDGs.
The fifth meeting in the 'What's Next in International Development?' series was held on Tuesday, 28 March on the topic of the role of regional development banks.
The fifth meeting in the series provided the opportunity for the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, to give his final presentation as part of the White Paper Consultation, entitled 'An international development system fit for the 21st century...
The fourth meeting in the ODI/APGOOD 'What's next in international development?' series discussed emerging donors and international cooperation.
The third meeting in the 'What's Next in International Development' series.